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Customizing "Save As" Dialog Box in Windows

Posted on 2004-07-30
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Hello,

I am using W2k desktop. I want to customize the "shortcuts" on the left hand side of the Windows Save As dialog. Rightnow, it lists, My Recent Documents, Desktop, and somehting else. I want to remove 2 of those shortcuts and replace it with shortcuts for C:\ drive and H:\ drive. How can I do this? Please suggest

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Question by:kamur
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SheharyaarSaahil earned 125 total points
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Hello kamur =)

is this what u are looking for >> http://www.puppypc.com/windows/rt/comdlg_placebar.htm
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by:kamur
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Hi SheharyaarSaahil...
I followed the link, but it is not working as expected. I updated the registry entries to reflect:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\comdlg32\PlacesBar]
"Place0"=dword:00000000
"Place1"="c:\\"
"Place2"="H:\\"
"Place3"="S:\\cfo\\"
"Place4"="W:\\"

After this, I can see the new shortcuts for NotePad files. But when I open any office application (Word, excel, etc) , the new shortcuts are not there.....It has the old shortcuts only...Any idea

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by:kamur
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I got this link from Microsoft site...

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=http://support.microsoft.com:80/support/kb/articles/Q205/0/41.ASP&NoWebContent=1

Is there a batch reg file to do this by just double clicking.....The reason is I have to distribute to others also who may not follow the microsoft link...A simple reg file that will work by double clicking will help them a lot...Welcome any suggestions

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by:SheharyaarSaahil
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hmmmmmmmmm if u will check my first link, in the bottom line u can see five drop down boxes,,, u can specify the location there of the place which u want to put as the shortcut in the left side, in order which u wish !!!!!

and then u will get a code in the lower box, u just need to copy that code and paste it in the Notepad,,,,, save it as aa .reg file and then u will have to double click on it to run and it will arrange the shortcuts according to ur choice !!!!

Did u do like that ??
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by:kamur
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Yes I did like that...I did some researching and the solution you posted will not update the office applications because office uses differen locations/places for setting places.

I got another microsoft link which automates my job. Heres the link:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=http://support.microsoft.com:80/support/kb/articles/q260/1/90.asp&NoWebContent=1

Hope, I answered my own question.

I guess I will award the points to ShehrayarSaahil for providing the solution for non-office applications.

Thanks!




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